No Recipe This Week, Just The Most Kick-Ass Recipe Index
In November 2019, Loren and I splurged on an upgrade to the very front row of a Jet Blue flight from JFK to Burbank. I was in the middle seat, like I usually am when we travel together. It was worth the extra $90 a seat for that extra few inches of legroom.
I waited with anticipation for the person who is going to sit in the window seat next to me to arrive, hoping that whoever it is isn’t stinky or chatty or elbow jabby.
Suddenly I saw a very tiny woman with a giant Louis Vuitton roller bag and long winter coat b-line toward our row’s window seat.
I thought to myself, “there’s no way the powers that be will let you have a giant bag in the bulkhead of an airplane.”
And in the time it took me to think that thought, this woman breezed by me, took her seat, hid her bag below her legs, and fanned her coat out over herself as if she tucked herself into bed. All in about 2 seconds.
The flight attendant never saw it happen, and I marveled at her genius moves.
I even thought, “What in Marie Kondo is going on here?”
Then I did a double take a recognized that I was sitting next to THE actual Marie Kondo.
She was so organized, she lived up to her own hype.
I didn’t bother her or try to say hi, but I observed how much she had her travel routine dialed in. As a long time fan of hers, it was satisfying to watch her walk her own talk.
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I’ve never been a “things” person. I guess my love language would be words of encouragement and quality time, not gifts.
When I read Kondo’s book The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up, I felt great about releasing things and I never looked back. Heck, I still fold my shirts, socks, and pants the way she suggests so that you can see everything that’s in a drawer.
I feel the same way about the level of organization required when producing several hundred recipes over the years. Recipes spread over two cookbooks (soon to be three), a blog, this Substack newsletter, bonus recipe PDFs, a Marinara Meals PDF, and even my Instagram is filled with new creations that I make every week on live broadcasts.
It’s a LOT of content. We are rapidly approaching over 500 recipes. And I don’t like mess. Unlike my girl, Marie Kondo.
I want you all to be able to access my content as best as possible, so I paid a guy to code a recipe index.
This Master Index has every recipe by title, course type, page number (if it’s in a book or pdf) or link to where you can find it online. If you can’t remember the full name of the recipe, you could search “chicken” or “peppers” or any keyword and see what comes up.
I bet you dollars to donuts there are recipes you haven’t tried yet. And I’ve got so many more to come...
Please bookmark this index page so that you have it at the ready.
I will be back next week with yet another new recipe here at Substack.
Until then, I hope this index will spark some joy.
Cool story and AMAZING index!